Friday, June 4, 2010
The Best Dessert Chaobing 炒冰
You eat this special dessert by choosing fruits of your choice. The fruits that were chosen for the Chaobing in the picture above were grape, papaya, and apple. Yummy combination. Usually the vendors will allow you to choose three fruits. After that they will blend the fruits into juice and add some condensed milk. Then they will proceed to add the juice+milk onto an evaporator. This machine makes the blended juice+milk very cold. They will keep flipping the juice+milk until it begins to harden and become an ice cream like consistency. Add raisins and crushed peanuts to the top and there you have it. The best dessert on the planet.
Take a look at this video to see what it looks like when they flip the Chaobing.
I hope one day you will be able to try Chaobing. Unfortunately I have never seen this dessert being sold anywhere except for Hainan province. My friends from the north actually didn't know what Chǎo was and would always think I am pronouncing it wrong and actually referring to Chǎobǐng 炒饼. A dish pronounced the same way with different tones. This light and refreshing dessert should be on the to-eat list of anyone visiting Hainan.